The Chronic Pain Marriage-Go-Round

I have long asked the spouses/ partners of my chronic pain patients to participate in the DOC project (“Direct your Own Care”—my step-by-step method that allows patients to take control of their treatment plan). One reason is that partners of chronic pain patients also experience suffering—they have their own broken … Read More

Escaping Your Family – The Crab Bucket

Having a family member on disability is a significant risk factor for becoming disabled. I initially did not initially understand this connection but saw it frequently. I learned that it is a powerful influence that centers around how family patterns of behavior are embedded. The initial download to your brain … Read More